What's New

Thank you very much for your feedback on version 1.2! Update 1.3 includes many of your suggestions as well as numerous improvements in various details:

- The help sections has been updated and extended: In addition to tutorial and almanac you can now browse a comprehensive reference of the games rules and turn sequence as well as strategy tips for all game modes!
- Game-flow optimization: Most notifications have been moved from popups to ticker messages. All cards and events that cause a fixed gain or loss of resources are now applied automatically.
- Get an even better view of even the largest principalities in the game with the improved zoom-function

Further improvements and fixes:

- Status bar is now correctly hidden in all iOS versions
- Game Center improvements
- Corrected implementation of the game rules in some edge cases
- Optimized card almanac layout and scaling
- Various smaller tweaks and optimizations

App Description

Be the Prince or Princess of Catan and decide on the fate of its settlers!

This exciting Catan card game challenges you to rule a realm on Catan. Construct cities and settlements, build ships and roads, and hire heroes to outplay your opponents!

Three different game modes provide varied challenges:

- An easy-to-play introductory game, ‘The First Catanians’ is exclusively played with the cards of the basic set and using simple rules. The ideal way to get started with the game!
- Theme set games represent new eras on Catan, adding numerous cards to the game: Make clever use of trade advantages and the opportunities of cards like the university or the pharmacy to achieve domination over Catan!
- The ‘Duel of the Princes’ is the most advanced game mode: it is played with cards from all theme sets, offering even more strategic and tactical possibilities, thus providing some truly sophisticated games.


- Based on the original card game by the creator of Catan, Klaus Teuber
- Exciting two-player duels
- Three game modes with various difficulties
- Numerous AI opponents with different personalities and tactics provide varied challenges
- Online and local multiplayer modes (online multiplayer via Apple Game Center)
- Based on the rules of the comprehensive, revised edition of the Catan card game
- Including Cards Almanac for easy reference and comprehensive tutorials to get started


Questions or suggestions for improvements:
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iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 20, 2013 Initial release
  • June 25, 2013 New version 1.0.1
  • July 13, 2013 New version 1.0.2
  • August 11, 2013 New version 1.0.5
  • December 03, 2013 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 04, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • December 05, 2013 New version 1.1.0
  • December 16, 2013 New version 1.1.1
  • February 15, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • February 17, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99
  • April 23, 2014 New version 1.2
  • August 11, 2014 New version 1.3.0
  • November 28, 2014 Price decrease: $3.99 -> $1.99
  • December 01, 2014 Price increase: $1.99 -> $3.99